NYU Langone Hasn’t Signed the Lease Yet for Essex Crossing Site 6; Educational Alliance Backs Out

Posted on: September 10th, 2015 at 5:13 am by

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Essex Crossing, Site 6

Turns out NYU was a bit too hasty in announcing plans for a new facility within the Essex Crossing development. The medical school retracted its initial press release from two weeks ago, Washington Square News reports. Apparently the lease hasn’t been signed for Clinton Street, and someone at NYU Langone jumped the gun on spreading the word.

This 40,000 square-foot medical facility on Site 6 will be called the Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center, an extension of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. It’s made possible thanks to a multi-million-dollar donation from Joan H. Tisch. Focus is on “primary care, ambulatory surgery, urgent care, cardiac procedures, orthopaedics and sports medicine, plastic surgery, and more.”

The paper spoke to Lisa Greiner, Senior Director of Institutional Communications for the NYU School of Medicine, who couldn’t comment on the details. You know, because they fucked up.

The press release about the new facility was really about the donor making it possible, giving a gift to create such a facility, but the only issue is that we didn’t realize that the lease hasn’t yet been signed. Until the lease is signed we can’t talk more because if it wasn’t to be created at Essex, it’s still gonna happen, but we just don’t know where.

As previously reported, the NYU Langone satellite campus will share Site 6 with a 14-story building that houses a senior center (100% affordable), fifth-floor garden terrace, and community space for the Grand Street Settlement. Ground-break is set for later this year, with a completion date of sometime in 2018.

Also worth noting is the fact that the Educational Alliance followed the Andy Warhol Museum, and backed out of the project. The historic Lower East Side organization had originally planned to open “dual-generation school.” Essex Crossing is looking for an “alternative user” for the space.

What’s with all the withdrawals? Folks at Essex Crossing maintain that it’s not to do with rents, and that non-binding agreements had been signed with both entities.

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